Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop –
The U.S. Marine Band has a TON of resources that can help music educators any time – but especially during distance or blended learning. And they are FREE!
Need a last minute lesson plan (or sub lesson plan)?
Find a video entitled “Why I Love Playing Music” HERE.
Find a lesson plan to go along with the video above HERE.
The Marine Band Channel on YouTube is an amazing wealth of quality videos. They’ve been loading more and more during the pandemic.
Favorite playlists are:
Even more resources can be found on their website:
The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa
The volumes are available for free download exclusively on the Marine Band website, along with scrolling videos and PDFs of the full scores that include historical and editorial notes about each piece. Each march has been carefully edited and corrected by Col. Fettig and Music Production Chief Master Gunnery Sgt. Donald Patterson using some of the earliest known publications and incorporate performance practices employed by the Marine Band that are modeled on those of “The March King” himself.
You may also Request free CDs for your school.
What a wonderful resource for educators the Marine Band is!